Rick Holt's Adventures in Vietnam
Letters Home from Vietnam, 1971

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Long Thanh North
October 20, 1971
8:30 am

Dear Folks,

Worked night shift in Avionics yesterday. Did a little work for a change. We had to change a couple inverters in a Huey. It's not a hard job but there's not much room to work in the forward avionics compartment. It's like working on a great big washing machine. We also de-rigged 038. So now we don't have any ships rigged for radio relay. In spite of all the work we still managed to finish by 8:30 pm.

So I went to the club and caught the last half of "The cry of the Banshee." Instenes was down there drinking triple whiskey and coke. He didn't make it to work on time this morning. By the way he is "big Al" and Hoffman is "Little Al". That's how we avoid confusion. Well, It's sunny out there now. Not a cloud in the sky. I think I'll go soak up a little of it.


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